Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Kiss Drop Cookies. Yes, you heard me correctly. And yes, they are as good as they sound! My muse was a bag of Hershey Kisses that were pumpkin spice flavor. I was a little skeptical when tried them, and then had to practice restraint. This recipe is semi-homemade. I love baking cookies from scratch. I also love baking cookies with a little mom-cheat.
I wondered if I could make some kind of pumpkin spice cookie instead of the traditional Peanut Butter Blossoms or Kiss Drop Cookies that we are all familiar with that uses the traditional chocolate Hershey Kisses. And then I thought about combining pumpkin together with a snickerdoodle cookie. Surly it has been done before. And it has been. Homemade. Meh. I’m in a semi-homemade mood today – I don’t want to bake cookies from scratch. Hummmm…..
I used a bag of Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie mix. You don’t even need the Snickerdoodle Cookie mix for this one. I added only about 3/4 of the can of pumpkin puree. You don’t want the entire can. And then you need to add the flour little by little until it’s not sticky. Depending on the quantity of pumpkin puree you add, you may need more or less than the 1 1/2 cups. I used a little more. Don’t be afraid to add more, just do it one tablespoon at a time. It will be a thick and doughy consistency. When the dough goes from sticking to your hands to being able to roll it into a small ball, you have reached the right consistency.
By adding pumpkin spice to the cinnamon sugar, it gives it that seasonal flair. We had a house full of boys here on the day that I made them, and one of the Littles stayed in the kitchen and helped me roll the dough balls in the sugar. Just like when you make Kiss Drop cookies, you want to add the kisses when the cookies come right out of the oven and gently press down.
Because of all of the flour, the cookies are fluffy and have more of a cake-like consistency to them. Depending on how big you make the cookies, this recipe should yield around 4 dozen or so.
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The boys loved these cookies, and I’m sure you will too. I’m a huge fan of pumpkin so get emotionally prepared for a few more recipes coming your way soon!
If you are in the mood for another fall treat, you should check out these Adorable Acorn Treats!
Love, hugs, and eating just one more. Just one more. Just one more.